Granite Belt

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Granite Belt

Located at 1000 metres above sea level, Queensland’s capital of cool is only three hours drive from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Served by the New England Highway, this is the only place in Queensland that offers four distinctive seasons. This premier wine producing area also experiences unique growing and ripening conditions, unlike elsewhere in Australia. The combination of cool weather and decomposed granite soils produces outstanding wines and a very diverse range of food. Wine production in and around Stanthorpe represents more than 60% of all Queensland production and the region is home to almost 50 winery cellar doors.

The southern and eastern border of the Granite Belt region is formed by the QLD/NSW border; to the North it stretches to Dalveen (south of Warwick) and west it encompasses the superfine Traprock wool country. Stanthorpe is the heart of the Granite Belt offering a range of diverse wine food experiences, pamper products, boutique accommodation and access to some magnificent national parks, including Girraween and Sundown. There are a number of self drive trails, or you can reserve your place on a professionally guided tour. Winter’s frosty Brass Monkey Season is the peak tourist time, followed by Primavera – the spring season of events including the Australian Small Winemakers Show. Summer offers cool mountain temperatures and a feast of fresh produce and in the autumn the glorious colours of the changing season provide a visual treat.

Granite Belt Wineries

22 CAVES RD, STANTHORPE QLD 4380

Banca Ridge Winery

Banca Ridge is located in the Queensland College of Wine Tourism and provides a rich and varied training experience for budding viticulturists, winemakers and tourism specialists. Currently growing Marsanne, Merlot, Semillon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.

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850-938 MOUNT COTTON RD, MOUNT COTTEN QLD 4165

Sirromet Wines

Opening in 2000, Sirromet is one of the largest wine producers in Queensland. Grapes are grown in Redlands (Mt Cotton) and the Granite Belt with a wide selection of varieties grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo,  Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Chambourcin, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Gris, and Verdelho

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337 SUNDOWN RD, BALLANDEAN QLD 4382

Golden Grove Estate

Opening in 2000, Sirromet is one of the largest wine producers in Queensland. Grapes are grown in Redlands (Mt Cotton) and the Granite Belt with a wide selection of varieties grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo,  Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Chambourcin, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Gris, and Verdelho

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2271 EUKEY RD, BALLANDEAN QLD 4382

Hidden Creek Winery

An established vineyard and winery at the Ballandean end of the Granite Belt, they produce many wine varietals and are firm champions of the alternative varieties. These include Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc as well as the more traditional varieties such as Shiraz, Verdelho, Chardonnay, and Merlot.

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292 MOUNT STIRLING RD, GLEN APLIN QLD 4381

Jester Hill Wines

Established in 1993, Jester Hill produce estate grown Petit Verdot, Sangiovese,   Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and recent addition Roussane.

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Just Red Wines

Specialising in red wines and producing Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannant, and some Viognier for blending.

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354 SUNDOWN RD, BALLANDEAN QLD 4382

Ballandean Estate Wines

Ballandean Estate Wines began in the 1930?s and produce a wide range of award winning  wine varietals such as Fiano, Sylvaner, Durif, Nebbiolo, Viognier, Malbec, Jaquez, Sapervi, Shiraz, and Sauvignon Blanc.

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Pyramids Road Wines

Named after ‘The Pyramids’ granite outcrops in Girraween National Park and handcrafting wines from Shiraz, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Verdelho, and Chardonnay

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218 DONGES RD, BROADWATER QLD 4380

Ridgemill Estate

Initially established in 1998 growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Merlot, then expanding into varieties that the Granite Belt is becoming known for – Tempranillo, Sapervari, Verdelho, and Viognier.

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4352, 61 SAVINA RD, SEVERNLEA QLD 4381

Savina Lane Wines

Opening their cellar door in 2015, Savina Lane have vines ranging from 40 year old Shiraz to newer plantings of Fiano, Viognier, Tempranillo, and Graciano

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2017 EUKEY RD, BALLANDEAN QLD 4382

Symphony Hill Wines

Established for more than a decade and concentrating on limited production vintages, you can   find wines made from Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

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34 RICCA RD, BALLANDEAN QLD 4382

Tobin Wines

Using dry grown viticulture (no irrigation), the grape varieties grown are Verdelho, Semillon, Chardonnay, Black Muscat, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon

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2253 EUKEY RD, BALLANDEAN QLD 4382

Twisted Gum Wines

Using dry grown viticulture (no irrigation), the grape varieties grown are Verdelho, Semillon, Chardonnay, Black Muscat, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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291 GRANITE BELT DR, THULIMBAH QLD 4376

Summit Estate

Established in 1997 by a group of families, Summit Estate produce a large variety of wines with European influences – Tempranillo, Malbec, Monastrelli, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Verdelho, Marsanne, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Muscat.

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3 SUTTON LANE, BALLANDEAN QLD 4380

Andelas Estate

Andelas Estate was established in the 1930?s and grows Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot, and Tempranillo.

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25 TURNER RD, SEVERNLEA QLD 4380

Whiskey Gully Wines

Established as a vineyard in 1997, the property and house has a settlers history back to the 1870?s. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Colombard are the grape varieties grown.

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32 LN CNR AMIENS ROAD AND BRADLEY, BRADLEY LN, AMIENS QLD 4380

Robert Channon Wines

First planted in 1998, a last minute shipping error found the Channon’s planting Verdelho instead of Chardonnay as originally planned. This is now their signature wine and they also produce Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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41 HICKLING LN, WYBERBA QLD 4382

Girraween Estate

Originally known as Bald Mountain Wines, Girraween Wines have been producing wines for over 30 years. They are currently producing Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc varieties and blends.

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